Lost New York

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Lost New York looks at cherished places in the City that time, progress and fashion have swept aside. This collection celebrates old theaters and hotels that have burned or been razed, vanished ferry buildings, removed-from-service trolley cars, classic art deco diners, and the demolition that sparked a strong preservation movement in the city: Pennsylvania Station. The New York landmarks remembered here include Coney Island's "Elephant Colossus," an elephant-shaped hotel rumored to be a brothel and destroyed by fire in 1896; South Street Seaport; Stanford White's Madison Square Garden; the Vanderbilt, Tiffany, and Astor mansions; Central Park's elevated railway; the first Waldorf Astoria Hotel; the 1939 World's Fair site; Ebbet's Field and the Polo Grounds. Ideal for anyone who interested in New York-past, present and future.

By Marcia Reiss. 144 pages. 11½ x 10 inches. Hard cover.